Superlatives on the Atlanta Falcons
November, 28, 2010
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
ATLANTA -- Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information and the Falcons' media relations department for notes on Atlanta's 20-17 victory against Green Bay.
- Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan had success throwing out of personnel packages with at least three wide receivers, completing 14 of 17 passes for 109 yards, a touchdown and a 113.0 passer rating.
- Ryan was outstanding when the Packers put five or more defensive backs on the field. Green Bay actually came into the game in great shape in that category. The Packers had allowed passers a 58.5 completion percentage and a 69.0 passer rating in the first 11 weeks. Ryan completed 83.3 percent of his passes for a 112.7 passer rating.
- Ryan did much of his damage in the short passing game. On throws shorter than 15 yards, he completed 91.3 percent of his passes for seven yards per attempt and a 114.7 passer rating. In the first 11 weeks, Ryan had a 66.0 completion percentage, averaged 5.5 yards per attempts and an 89.7 passer rating.
- Atlanta running back Michael Turner wasn't slowed a bit when he faced eight or more defenders in the box. In those situations, Turner averaged 5.8 yards per carry, ran for four first downs and one touchdown. Against seven or fewer defenders in the box, Turner averaged 3.8 yards per carry and had one first down and zero touchdowns.
- Atlanta's Matt Bryant had his 12th career winning field goal and his third for the Falcons this season.
- The Falcons now have played a franchise-record four straight games without a turnover.
- Receiver Roddy White became the 12th receiver in NFL history to have four consecutive seasons with at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards. White is on pace for 122 catches 1,550 yards and 10 touchdowns.
- Ryan has now thrown a touchdown in 10 straight games. In his career, the Falcons are 26-7 when Ryan passes for a touchdown.